You don't have to like moving - but you can make it easier.
No one likes moving. But with smart moving tips, you can make it go a lot smoother. We've helped more than 8 million people with their move, so we've learned a thing or two. Check out our top moving tips below to skip the moving stress.
Tips for a Smart Move
Stock Up On Supplies
Get all your supplies – like moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, newspapers, markers, plastic baggies and more – assembled before you start packing.
Invest In The Right Tools
Tools like shoulder and forearm moving straps, hand trucks and dollies can make it much easier to move heavy boxes and items.
Hire A Moving Service
If you’re moving long distance or have a lot of belongings, hiring movers can save you a lot of stress – especially when it comes to transporting heavy items.
Clearly mark your boxes and bags with what’s inside, so you’re not left searching for important items in your new place.
It’s tempting to stuff boxes to the brim, but remember to leave them light enough to carry – especially with things like books and dishes.
Moving is a great time to take stock of your possessions and get rid of the things you no longer use. Consider donating old clothes, furniture and home décor.
Set Up Home Services Early
There’s nothing worse than moving into your new home and not having internet. If you can, get home services like TV, internet and home security set up before you arrive.
Do A Quick Clean
It’s much easier to clean an empty house – so do a quick once-over and clean any areas that need it before you start moving boxes and furniture.
Take A Break
Moving is hard work – believe us, we know! Be sure to take lots of breaks, drink water, and rest when you’re tired. You’ll be done before you know it!